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Lab Alumni - Previous Graduates and Staff Members

Ali Aljaroudi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Industrial Safety 
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Focus of work: Industrial Safety, Virtual Ergonomics 

Lorenna Altman

Lorenna Altman
Lorenna is a registered Radiologic Technologist and began in the EDDI Lab in 2014.  Areas of experience involve working with a bone lead K x-ray fluorescence measurement system, postural balance, gait, force plates, and sensors.


Edward Auyang, MD, MS, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Residency Program Director, General Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Angus Bagchee, PhD

Angus Bagchee, PhD
Principal Architect

Focus of work: Design enterprise systems; lead a team of architects; adopt new technologies in cloud computing and machine learning.


Diane M. Busch James, MSN, BSN, JD
Human Resources Manager (RN), UC Health

Focus of work: Employee and Labor Relations, Talent and Performance Management

Sharon Chiou, PhD

Sharon Chiou, PhD
Health Scientist/ Scientific Program Official

Focus of work: Sharon is responsible for programmatic and scientific administration of assigned extramural research portfolios. She oversees pre-award, award, and post-award activities of NIOSH extramural grants and cooperative agreements related to Musculoskeletal Health and Traumatic Injury prevention. 

Cyndy Cox

Cyndy Cox
Cyndy worked as a Senior Research Assistant with over 30 years of experience working with Dr. Amit Bhattacharya and other investigators in various NIH, NIOSH/CDC, and privately funded research studies involving the use of force plates, sensors, accelerometers, and motion capture systems to evaluate postural balance, gait, and bone quality in a variety of populations from children to the elderly, from patients with neurological diseases to workers exposed to various neuro-toxicants.

Kari Dunning

Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences

Cheryl Estill

Cheryl F. Estill, PhD, MS, PE
Exposure Assessment Team Leader
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Focus of work: Cherie is currently conducting a biomonitoring study on exposure to flame retardants in US workplaces including construction, manufacturing, and services. She leads a group that is conducting exposure assessment to PFAS, coal tar volatiles, 2D nanomaterials, and contaminants from firefighting, wildland firefighting, and nail salons. 

Nick Ferrara

Nick Ferrara
Nick is completing a double major in Physiology and Nutrition Science. After graduation, he plans to pursue an internship in the gap year before matriculating into medical school.

Laurel Kincl

Laurel Kincl, PhD, CSP
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Focus of work: Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating, and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards with the goal to reduce adverse health outcomes. She is the Principal or co-Investigator on several NIH and CDC funded grants and has completed research in a variety of high risk industries including commercial fishing, construction, logging, and health care.

Travis Larsh

Travis Larsh, MD
Pediatric Neurology Fellow
Cleveland Clinic

Focus of work: Movement Disorders



Mary Lin, BSc.(Kin), BSc (PT)
Physical Therapist (St. Elizabeth Healthcare) and part-time Faculty (Centennial College) 

Focus of work: Mary is a full-time physical therapist working in community care with focus on orthopedics (post-surgical clients), neurological conditions (i.e., clients with Parkinson's, stroke recovery), and geriatrics (focusing on balance, strengthening, and falls prevention). She also teaches at Centennial College in the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program in a lab course with focus on using modalities such as ultrasound, laser, TENS, muscle stimulation, and IFC in a clinical setting.

Ming-Lun (Jack) Lu

Ming-Lun (Jack) Lu, PhD 
Research Ergonomist

Focus of work: Occupational biomechanics, field-based ergonomic risk assessments and epidemiologic research for the prevention of work-related low back disorders

Ashutosh (Ashu) Mani

Ashutosh (Ashu) Mani, PhD
Applied Mathematician, Statistical and Machine Learning

Focus of work: Researching applications of mathematical modeling and computation for statistical learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Terry MitchellTerry Mitchell, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator IV
Cincinnati Children's Hospital 
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Site Coordinator, Autism Speaks, Autism Learning Health Network
McKenzie Nelson

McKenzie Nelson, BS
Medical student
University of Cincinnati

Focus of work: Pediatrics


Tarek Sobeih

Tarek Sobeih, MD, MSc, PhD
Director of the Information Sciences Division
Nathan Kline Institute

Focus of work: The Information Sciences Division offers complete data management services tailored to specific study requirements and expectations throughout the course of a clinical research study, including protocol review, case report form (CRF) development, ongoing data management, safety monitoring, regulatory reporting, and data repository sharing. Our expertise extends from initial protocol review to data lock and statistical analysis. 

Nancy Talbott

Nancy Talbott, PhD, MS, PT, RMSK
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
University of Cincinnati

Focus of work: Nancy’s research focuses on the use of ultrasound imaging to quantify scapular and shoulder muscle activity, to validate upper extremity orthopedic assessment tests and to determine the reliability and validity of joint mobilization techniques.  She also investigates the use of ultrasound imaging as a biofeedback mechanism to improve the muscle activation patterns in the scapula and to improve the clinical skills of physical therapy students.

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner
Ashley is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Hygiene with an emphasis on environmental exposures and human health. She aspires to continue in academics upon graduation and pursue a career in pediatric research.

Bingshi Wang

Bingshi Wang, PhD, PE 
Engineering Fellow, Research and Development
Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company.

Focus of work: To develop minimal invasive surgical devices.

Nell Wickstrom

Nell Wickstrom, MS
HSE Consultant

Focus of work: Industrial Hygiene

Steve Wurzelbacher

Steve Wurzelbacher, PhD
Director, Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Focus of work: In his current role, Steve coordinates workers’ compensation claim analyses, exposure assessment research, safety/health intervention effectiveness studies, and health services research with public and private sector partners. Steve has worked for over 19 years in the safety and health field, as both a researcher at NIOSH and as a risk control practitioner for workers’ compensation insurer.

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